The Rockefeller Center Director, Rockefeller Center Associate Director, Rockefeller Center Executive Director, the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, and the other members of the Rockefeller Center's Faculty Council review applications and select the most promising prospects for funding. The Faculty Council includes members from each Social Science department and applicants are encouraged to work with their department's Council member to ensure their proposal is well-written and meets the requirements outlined below.
Grant budgets typically range from $5,000 to $15,000. Rockefeller Center research funding is derived from various endowed funds. Grants may be designated as funded through specific endowments (e.g., Reiss Family Faculty Research Fund). In all cases, published research emanating from Center grants must acknowledge the financial support of the Rockefeller Center, including specific endowments when appropriate.
For all grants, the Project Director (PD) must be a tenured or tenure-track member of a department reporting to the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences. Faculty from other departments or programs in the Arts & Sciences must obtain prior approval from the Rockefeller Center Director before applying. Visiting faculty members are not eligible. Collaborators may be Dartmouth faculty or scholars from other institutions. If collaborators reside at other institutions, evidence of cost sharing in the research project should be presented. Faculty with an active grant may not receive a second grant unless existing funds will be spent prior to the award period of the second grant.
Applications are due on April 1, 2024, for the spring funding cycle, and December 13, 2024, for the fall cycle. Funds are available July 1 -June 30 for spring awards and January 1 - December 31 for fall awards, unless another time frame is specifically requested.